Northern, Webb athletes net postseason acclaim
Athletes from Northern Vance and J.F. Webb received recognition in the 3-A Big Eight Conference postseason awards.
Northern’s Tavin Moore and Webb’s Stefan Cates and Tyrek Beverly each are on the boys all-conference basketball team. Cates, a senior guard, was also selected to the District 6 third team.
The Big Eight boys player of the year is Keegan Crabtree of league champion Orange and Greg Motley of Orange is the coach of the year. Motley also earned top coaching honors for District 6.
Kenya Perry and Jackie Miller represent the Northern girls on the all-conference squad along with Starr Jones of Webb.
Chapel Hill’s Catherine Romaine is player of the year and Sherry Norris is coach of the year after guiding the state champion Tigers to a perfect league season. Norris is also the girls coach of the year for District 6.
Orange swept the league’s top wrestling honors.
Northern’s Colbey Hobgood (106 pounds), Joel Royster (120), Justin Care (at-large), and Mykel Williams (at-large) earned all-conference honors in their weight category along with Justin Perry (113) of Webb.
Pair of Raider wrestlers honored
A pair of Southern Vance wrestlers earned 2-A Northern Carolina Conference wrestling honors in their weight category.
Damonte Blash, at 126 pounds, and Kavoris Perry, at 152, received all-league distinction.
Blash went on to finish fourth at the state championships in Greensboro.
BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE
All-conference: Tavin Moore (Northern), Stefan Cates (Webb), Tyrek Beverly (Webb), Moses Romocki (Cardinal Gibbons), Justin Reid (Cardinal Gibbons), Payton Pappas (Cedar Ridge), Andy Gillespie (Chapel Hill), Brian Thornton (Chapel Hill), Ti Pinnix (Northwood), Kadarus Rome (Northwood), Jawan Chambers (Orange), Keegan Crabtree (Orange), Kendall Hinton (Southern Durham), Amari Hamilton (Southern Durham)
Honorable mention: Kris Haywood (Northern), Tommie Reed (Northern), Devonte Williams (Webb), Logan Bugg (Cardinal Gibbons), Neil Higgins (Cedar Ridge), David Carraher (Chapel Hill), Shane Tumer (Chapel Hill), Jared Worley (Northwood), Darius Cole (Northwood), Eryk Brandon Dean (Orange), J.D. Brooks (Orange), Detavious Jones (Orange), Marvin Tillman (Southern Durham)
All-conference: Kenya Perry (Northern), Jackie Miller (Northern), Starr Jones (Webb), Catherine Romaine (Chapel Hill), Jamella Smith (Chapel Hill), Autumn West (Chapel Hill), Raziyah Farrington (Chapel Hill), Kacia Vines (Cedar Ridge), Morgan Reid (Cardinal Gibbons), Olivia Smith (Cardinal Gibbons), Madison Beuris (Cardinal Gibbons), Shontai Totten (Northwood), Alexis Joyner (Southern Durham), Bryanna Staton (Southern Durham), Deja Johnson (Orange), Kaylen Campbell (Orange)